Given the trappings and trimmings and without thankfulness, Thanksgiving becomes unmoored.
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It's just a little thing, a dad and his daughter enjoying a day at the movie. ... They're playing with each other by thumping the chair in front of them with their feet, whispering and giggling as... Read more »
The immediate aftermath of Veterans Day and all the related media commentary is a good time for reflection on our military and our democratic nation. Read more »
This story is about two Mexican citizens who came from two very different economic sides of their society. Yet, their stories converge in that they believed they could achieve a better life by... Read more »
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With the United States and China striking a deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Congress has finally run out of excuses for its failure to act on climate change. Read more »
The 2014 elections are over, so it’s time to look ahead. Democratic and Republican caucuses in the Utah Legislature have elected their leaders for the next two years. Any surprises, and any... Read more »
Two major problems of public education in Utah are the governance structure and oppressive cultural environment created by the Legislature. Read more »
With the exception of the presidency, Republicans are now in firm control. A new political era now begins, with important new opportunities both in the nation and in Utah. I’m excited to see... Read more »
The Beatles said, “All you need is love.” But that’s not all you need! For fullness, transcendence and staying power, the smart move is to put a ring on it. Read more »
Illegal aliens should be a finite group: legal immigrants are an infinite group, so it would be much better to pursue the latter. Read more »
To protect our future in this region, we must cut greenhouse emissions, drastically and soon. Like our forebears, we can take this present challenge as an opportunity to point the way, right here,... Read more »
SB54 affects all citizens. If Utah can bargain our rights to force an alternate primary process, what else can it do? Read more »
After a series of national elections that empowered two parties on an ideological collision course, Americans are about to be treated to a magnified version of everything they hate: overreach,... Read more »
A 2013 video shows Jonathan Gruber, a principal architect of Obamacare, admitting that, in order to get it passed, the law was made deliberately obscure. It constitutes the ultimate vindication of... Read more »
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As Utahns, our blessings are bountiful this Thanksgiving season. In our busy lives, we take many of these things for granted. I believe we all share the benefits of living in Utah. Read more »
Wisconsin can repair its reputation by dismantling the "John Doe" process and disciplining those who have abused it. Read more »
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is all in for legalizing sports betting. But here are lots of reasons why commercial sports betting is a bad idea for society. Read more »
The congressional answer to President Obama’s recent immigration proposal should be to adopt it. Utah did. Read more »
As the U.N. celebrated the 25th anniversary of the treaty on the Rights of the Child, many countries spoke out on the rights of the parents to determine the sex education of their children, and a... Read more »
Whatever the truth about Cosby, due process has been the victim of what Clarence Thomas once called a high-tech lynching. Read more »
Given the trappings and trimmings and without a deliberate effort to be thankful, to search out and find our blessings, Thanksgiving becomes unmoored from its original purpose. Read more »
I have reasons for suggesting such madness, and surely in Washington such behavior would be considered as insane as purchasing a fleet of snowplows in New Orleans. Read more »
In between the turkey dinner and the next football games, we should pause for a minute to consider freedoms we typically don’t think much about — freedoms of speech, of worship, of the... Read more »
Indeed, judged by how much countries devote of their national income to social spending, we have the world's second-largest welfare state — just behind France. Read more »
The PTC, which was first created by Congress in 1992, subsidizes renewable energy producers — especially wind companies — for the electricity they generate. This cost taxpayers some... Read more »
Following President Obama's ambitious executive order on immigration — not unprecedented in subject matter but unprecedented in scope and ambition — we are left to pick through the... Read more »
Full employment, the opportunity for everyone to have a job who wants one, is an indispensable condition to allow all to thrive economically. Read more »
So many religions and faith traditions believe that marriage is a union of one man and one woman. Yet we can be isolated within our own faith traditions and take the truth about complementarity in... Read more »
In recent weeks, Judge Clark Waddoups ruled in federal court that the State Board of Education selection process used for the past 10 years is unconstitutional. Read more »
Last week, the Senate refused to authorize the Keystone Pipeline and President Obama used his executive powers to establish his version of immigration reform. Both events were highly controversial,... Read more »
Richard Norton Smith could not have known, when he began his labors 14 years ago, that publication of his "On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller" would coincide with a presidential... Read more »
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